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Focusing on marine species for the first time, the next World Wildlife Day is bound to make a splash

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First Meeting of Range States for the Joint CITES–CMS African Carnivore Initiative

The First Range State Meeting of the Joint CITES-CMS African Carnivore Initiative (ACI1) was held from 5 to 8 November 2018 in Bonn, Germany. It brought together representatives of 31 African countries that are range States to the four iconic carnivore species covered by the African Carnivore Initiative, namely the African lion (Panthera leo), cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), leopard (Panthera pardus) and African wild dog (Lycaon pictus).

Statement concerning a circular issued by China’s State Council on the use of rhinoceroses and tigers and their products

The CITES Secretariat has received queries from the media and the general public concerning a Circular issued by China’s State Council on Strictly Controlling the Operation and Utilization of Rhinoceros and Tigers and Their Products which was published by the Government of China on 29 October 2018.

CITES further recognized as a crucial conservation tool that benefits wildlife conservation and livelihoods of rural communities

Largest CITES and livelihoods workshop showcases CITES success stories from all 6 continents
 

Ivonne Higuero named as new CITES Secretary-General

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CITES Secretariat welcomes 2018 London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade

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CITES Secretariat welcomes 2018 London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade

 

CITES annual meeting sees States stepping up action against the over exploitation of precious timber and other species

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Rosewood, elephants, eels and tigers among many issues to be addressed by CITES annual meeting

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Five UN entities join forces to help strengthening CITES legislation in Central, West and Southern Africa

Representatives of 19 African countries gathered at a Symposium in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 11 to 12 September 2018 to identify ways to strengthen their national legal frameworks for the sustainable management of and trade in wild fauna and flora and to better address illicit trafficking in wildlif

CITES Tree Species Programme Regional Meeting for Central and South America and the Caribbean

Some 70 experts from 11 Parties were brought together in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 17 to 21 September 2018 at the CITES Tree Species Programme Regional Meeting for Central and South America and the Caribbean hosted by the Argentinian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.

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